pigskin

[pig-skin]
noun
1.
the skin of a pig.
2.
leather made from it.
3.
Informal. a saddle.
4.
Informal. a football.

Origin:
1850–55; pig1 + skin

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pigskin (ˈpɪɡˌskɪn)
 
n
1.  the skin of the domestic pig
2.  leather made of this skin
3.  informal (US), (Canadian) a football
 
adj
4.  made of pigskin

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pigskin definition


  1. n.
    a football. (Alludes to the covering on an American football.) : Fred kicked the pigskin through the goal posts and won the game.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Fail to kick a ball away to the rhythm of the music and the furry critters get a pigskin to the face.
Try it with a scissored shard of the candied pigskin.
Xenografts of pigskin are sometimes used if allografts are not available.
The nig halfback straightened up took two quick steps forward and sent the pigskin flying down the field.
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